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Linux And PNDA

Linux And PNDA

Linux And PNDA: The Linux Foundation on Tuesday added PNDA — the Platform for Network Data Analytics — to its project menagerie. PNDA provides an open source, scalable platform for next-generation network analytics. It integrates...

Inspired By A Caterpillar

Inspired By A Caterpillar

Inspired By A Caterpillar: A new robot created by physicists at the University of Warsaw is significantly more impressive than it looks. The tiny translucent strip of elastic polymer is only a little over a...

HP Omen X

HP Omen X

HP Omen X: HP has decided the best way to make a splash is to do things differently. The Omen X has a unique square design and can be upgraded with industry-standard parts, for a...

Seagate's New 60TB SAS Drive

Seagate’s New 60TB SAS Drive

Seagate’s New 60TB SAS Drive: Computers are getting smaller, but there’s one area where bigger is always better. Businesses are being forced to store huge amounts of data, and manufacturers are ramping up the capacity of...

Liquid Light Switch

Liquid Light Switch

Liquid Light Switch: Scientists working at the University of Cambridge have used a form of liquid light to create a semiconductor switch that is so small that it not only blurs the distinction between light...

Pedalling A PEBL

Pedalling A PEBL

Pedalling A PEBL: Looking not unlike the Elf velomobile, the three-wheeled PEBL features a 750-watt electric motor that can be used along with or instead of good ol’ human pedalling power. In throttle-only mode (in...

Facebook's Lightbulb

Facebook’s Lightbulb

Facebook’s Lightbulb: Facebook’s Connectivity Lab has designed a lightbulb-shaped detector that can receive information-carrying beams of light from any angle. Rather than the costly process of building towers and burying cables, Facebook is taking the internet to the sky...

Network Like Ants

Network Like Ants

Network Like Ants: Ants, the micro icons of industriousness and organization, apparently can teach us something about how computer networks work and how they can be improved as well. A team at MIT’s Computer Science...

Earthrace Two

Earthrace Two

Earthrace Two: The original Earthrace boat was launched in 2006, and set a world record for round the world powerboat travel before it was destroyed in a collision with a Japanese whaling ship in 2010. Earthrace...

Smaller And Smaller

Smaller And Smaller

Smaller And Smaller: Getting inside the human body to have a look around is always going to be invasive, but that doesn’t mean more can’t be done to make things a little more comfortable. With...

Cardboard Drumkit

Cardboard Drumkit

Cardboard Drumkit: French startup Obilab is introducing a new member to the band in the shape of a cardboard drum kit that collapses down to be carried like a backpack between gigs. Though Obilab is crowdfunding...

Rolls Royce's First Pure Concept

Rolls Royce’s First Pure Concept

Rolls Royce’s First Pure Concept: Rolls Royce Vision Next 100 (codenamed 103EX) has taken that idea to a level that most other brands could only hope to achieve. Revealed earlier today at the London Roundhouse,...

Nanoparticles Pave The Way

Nanoparticles Pave The Way

Nanoparticles Pave The Way: In a breakthrough new “direct-doping” process, scientists have embedded light-emitting nanoparticles into glass so that it remains almost perfectly transparent, but glows brightly when stimulated by lower frequency light. Able to...

Microsoft's Magic Mirror

Microsoft’s Magic Mirror

Microsoft’s Magic Mirror: The concept of a smart mirror has been around for a while, but none of them have really materialized into a real product yet. Microsoft joined the fray at its Build conference...

Tiny House Off The Grid

Tiny House Off The Grid

Tiny House Off The Grid: Tiny Drop offers a change from the stereotypical shed-on-wheels look that’s common to the scene. Resembling a supersized (and perhaps slightly steampunk-like) teardrop trailer that’s actually crashed into a shed,...

Worlds First 3D Printed Office Building

Worlds First 3D Printed Office Building

Worlds First 3D Printed Office Building: Taking up a footprint of 250 sq m (2,690 sq ft), the building is located within Dubai’s Emirates Towers complex and will serve as a fully-functional office. A very large...

Google's Project Ara

Google’s Project Ara

Google’s Project Ara: The idea for a modular smartphone, where individual hardware components like cameras, speakers and battery packs can be easily swapped out to customize your device, was too intriguing to languish in limbo....

Feeling Like Aquaman

Feeling Like Aquaman

Feeling Like Aquaman: Ameo announced that it was fundamentally changing the design of the swimmer’s snorkel in 2012 with its Powerbreather model. The company has finally released it and I had a chance to try...

MIDI Micro

MIDI Micro

MIDI Micro: A few months after creating what was claimed to be the world’s smallest MIDI synthesizer, which was smaller than the capsule at the end of a 5-pin DIN cable, a self-confessed MIDI lover...

The Future Of Smart Phones

The Future Of Smart Phones

The Future Of Smart Phones: The same team that developed a flexible phone which treats bending its screen as a form of input have now done themselves one better by creating a flexing display that’s...